You never know when being prepared will help you. It is not always a major disaster that you have to be prepped for. Magnum boots made in China and bought from Dick's Sporting Goods. Lasted about a year and a half. Dull black, not made to shine. Pretty comfortable just regular boots. Then the bottom gave up, why I believe modern boots have no soul. Pun intended. I tried hot glue and it didn't hold.